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Walt Disney Studio announces A Wrinkle In Time!

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I am so excited to share this big Disney news! The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce ,after an extensive search, that 13-year-old Storm Reid will play the lead role of Meg Murry in the upcoming Disney live action adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME.image0063

Said director Ava DuVernay,”After an extensive search that spanned multiple dimensions, we’re overjoyed to welcome Storm Reid to WRINKLE IN TIME as our beloved “Meg.” Storm is a tremendously talented young actress who embodies the hopes, dreams and spirit of a character much loved by audiences worldwide for generations. I can’t wait to work with Storm as we chronicle Meg’s epic quest, alongside Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who. Tesser well!”

 

Reid’s first theatrical film role was in the Academy Award-winning 12 YEARS A SLAVE where she played Emily, and she has also appeared in AMERICAN GIRL: LEA TO THE RESCUE and SLEIGHT, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, she shot a starring role in Judy Greer’s directorial debut A HAPPENING OF MONUMENTAL PROPROTIONS (2017), alongside Allison Janney, Common and Bradley Whitford. She is represented by Stella Alex from the Savage Agency, Principato-Young Entertainment, and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.

Reid joins a cast which already includes Oprah Winfrey in the role of Mrs. Which, Reese Witherspoon in the role of Mrs. Whatsit and Mindy Kaling in the role of Mrs. Who. The actors shared the official news on Twitter.

The film is directed by Ava DuVernay (SELMA) from a script by Jennifer Lee (FROZEN). Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand are producing the film, which will begin production later this year.

Below, please find the Twitter exchange between Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling confirming the news, to share with your readers:

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image008 image009 The release date information is still not  available for A WRINKLE IN TIME, but as soon as I have more information, I will be sure to share it with you all!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Mia

    The book is so wonderful and I am sure that the movie will be equally as great.

    September 16, 2016 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Octavia

    A Wrinkle in Time was one of the more enjoyable read alouds with my older kids. I’m pleased to see a promising movie cast.

    September 16, 2016 at 4:11 am
  • Reply Tanielle C

    I loved this movie growing up!

    September 15, 2016 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply Ronald Gagnon

    Another wonderful book brought to life by Disney…there are so few great family movies made anymore

    September 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Lexy Overstreet Broome

    So exciting. It is an amazing book. Though I am not familiar with Storm Reid, she is beautiful and sounds like a talented actress. Should be a great movie!

    September 15, 2016 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Maranda Carlson

    This was one of my mom’s favorite books so I heard it and read it myself once a dozen times.

    September 15, 2016 at 6:59 am
  • Reply Amy Hall

    I’ll have to refresh my memory on what the story is about.

    September 14, 2016 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Jessica Lodge

    That’s exciting! She’s a cutie pie!

    September 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply Molly

    Oh my gosh! I am so excited about this! This was one of my favorite books when I was little.

    September 14, 2016 at 6:33 pm
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